In the case of one of our top stylists, pointed pumps precede all others.
If the toe box doesn't look like a weapon, she's not into it.
Now, she has a couple of pumps (literally probably 2) that resemble more of an almond shaped toe, but they are obviously few in comparison.
So we are now riding the ultra pointed pump train to see what all the fuss is about— and we're taking you with us.
So this is what we know so far . . .
The pointed pump is a stiletto heel that:
- comes to a sharp triangular point at the toes
- you should always size up .5 to a full size when wearing this style, because there is less room than normal for your toes to move around
- the pointed pump will always elongate your legs, no matter your size, shape, or height of the heel. The pointed pump does not discriminate— even pointed flats elongate the legs (but that's for a another post)
- last but not least, this pump raises your sophistication level up a few notches, as it's definitely a more polished shoe
Now on to the usual suspects . . .
You've probably seen many pointed pumps that look like these:
This black pair of leather pointed pumps by Via Spiga is the quintessential wear to work pump— especially if you prefer a higher heel over a kitten heel for the office (more power to you). Via Spiga shoes are known for comfort and consistency, so if you haven't yet given this affordable brand a try, now is the time to do so with their 'nikole' pump.
p.s, if you're looking for Stylish & Trendy Work Clothes, make sure to read our take on what consists of fashion approved office wear, because who couldn't use an update?
And did we mention we love a colored patent pump? Sophia Webster nails it with these 'rio' lilac/pink pumps. So refreshing to see in a sea of neutrals. Wear these with a little black dress or black mini skirt look.
Another refreshing color to see (if you consider white a color) is the pointed pump in white. We love the white pump with straight leg jeans and a white tee. These Stuart Weitzman pumps more than fit the bill for all of our white pump fantasies.
The outliers . . .
These pointed pumps aren't too far off the charts to the point where they become unwearable, but they are definitely for the unabashed. Nevertheless, make a statement in these unexpected styles:
Jimmy Choo's 'hendrix' mule pump, comprised of shimmering denim and clear pvc, slides on the foot like a dream. We'd wear these with slightly oversized denim shorts, and to get some denim inspo read here our article on The Denim Shorts That Look Good On Everyone!
OMG SHOES!!! These Saint Laurent red bandana print kitten heels are TO.DIE.FOR. We'd style ours with black straight leg or skinny denim and a black top, for an all black outfit with a pop of color. These are extremely street chic and oddly perennial, so don't think they'll sit in the dust. (btw, if by now most items are sold out, it's because people know a good deal when they see one. Every item here was found via Shop It To Me and obviously sale items sell quickly.) We'll talk more about Shop It To Me in a bit!
At first glance these Christopher Kane pumps look WEIRD af, but when you really think about them they are brilliant. These are the pointed pumps you didn't know you needed. What to wear with white denim? These. What to wear with wide leg denim? These. What to wear with black pants? These. Get the point?
It's often times that the shoes we forget about, or the most random/peculiar patterned (much like the above jacquard slingbacks), are the ones that get the most use once we discover their endless possibilities.
The most comfortable brands where ALL styles feel COZY . . .
Now that you have more of an idea about pointed pumps, we want to indulge you with even more options! And, YES, pointed toe shoes can feel cozy— and they should. They may look like pain, but they shouldn't feel like pain. You feel us?? Get your right size, know your brands, and you'll more than okay.
Any style pump by designer Manolo Blahnik is comfortable af guaranteed. Manolo is the master of the pump.
Sergio Rossi, father of Gianvito Rossi, knows how to make a comfortable heel. Both brands exude comfort and these are our current top picks from the father-son shoe pioneers. Wear these color Rossi's with a head-to-toe monotone outfit to add unexpected excitement.
And, rock these black patent ankle strap Gianvito Rossi's with literally anything. These = a staple to have in your closet until you literally wear them to the ground (which takes a whileee with this quality brand.)
Every single pump in this post is guaranteed comfortable, even prior to this section, and every pump was also found via Shop It To Me.
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Pump It Up!
You're welcome . . . . .
What good are your pumps if you can't dance in them??? That's why we always believe in QUALITY over quantity. Spend more and get more. You get what you pay for, and that's the beauty of sale shopping via Shop It To Me. Fast Fashion is quickly looking to be like a thing of the past and Sustainable Shopping in 100% in.
You can either rage and regret or save and splurge on your next pair of pointed pumps. The choice is yours but don't say we didn't tell you so ;P